9 Chinese Winners of1st DAMO Academy Young Scientist Awards

Mr. ZHANG Jian, CTO of Alibaba and President of the DAMO R&D Institute, recently announced the winners of the first DAMO Young Scientist Awards. Amongst them were nine Chinese scientists, with an average age of 32, from organisations working in fields such as quantum computing, big data analysis, internet of things and intelligent learning. The winners’ prizes include a RMB 1 million cash award (USD 147,000), research funding, and full access to DAMO Academy’s R&D Institute facility.


The award only considers young scientists (35 or under) who have completed their PhD within the last six years. The award is designed “to support young scientists in the early stages of their careers and help them to fully utilise their potential”, according to ZHANG. Most of the winners completed their undergraduate studies at mainland Chinese universities and then went on to study at overseas universities, including the University of London, the University of Michigan, Duke University, Carnegie Mellon University, Rutgers University, Imperial College London and Northwestern University.


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